Wednesday, February 06, 2013

District Attorney Reviewing Information About Bluff City Case
A legal dispute between Bluff City officials and Mayor Irene Wells has not been resolved. The case will now be reviewed by the Sullivan County district attorney general’s office. Wells continues her civil action suit against City Manager Judy Dulaney and others. She claims that the city charter was violated by appointing the clerk, recorder and finance director to the city manager position. A chancery court judge ordered the parties to try and resolve the issue in mediation but last weeks session provided no resolution. According to the city charter, the mayor serves as the city manager in the absence of a paid city manager. The mayor took other legal action against the city besides the civil action when she filed a complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission alleging that racial slurs were used against her but that complaint was dismissed in November. Following failed mediation the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, the TBI and the FBI got involved in the Bluff City investigation. Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus is reviewing information he received concerning the case. (bg)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

  • Jury Finds Bristol Man Guilty as Charged of Malicious Wounding in Random Airsoft Gun Shooting
  • Police: Arsonists Torch Three Campers, Cabin in Hawkins County, Escape by Canoe
  • Lee County VA Federal Inmate Gets 20 Years for Throwing Hot Liquid, Stabbing a Prison Guard
  • Guns In Parks Bill in TN Amended to Allow Firearms at State Capital Grounds
  • Attorney General Announces $29 Million in Natural Gas Royalites to SW Virginia Landowners
  • Wellmont Health System Sets Announcement on "Future"
  • Arson Suspected in Wildfire in Unicoi County
  • Bristol, Virginia Jury Hearing Case of Random Shooting Spree
  • Kingsport Police Seize Almost $30K in Drugs, $60K in Cash, Arrest Three
  • Alpha Natural Resources Refinancing Debt
  • King University to Train Social Workers
  • Open Container Law Rejected Again in TN General Assembly
  • Audit: Prisoners, Dead Among Those Receiving Unemployment
  • Sponsor Withdraws Tennessee Abortion Ultrasound Bill
  • 'Insure Tennessee' Fails in Senate Subcommittee for Second Time
  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder



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